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Laraid
07-27-2010, 02:36 PM
Can anyone show me how to open my Yaris without keys? I have tried inserting a thin metal bar between the windows but haven't been able to open it. Images would be welcomed. Thanks

swidd
07-27-2010, 02:38 PM
I think the manual says you should break the rear rear hatch window, as it is the cheapest to replace.

127.0.0.1
07-27-2010, 02:50 PM
no way... your are hosed.

need to buy a new yaris. the old one must be crushed. there is no other way.

brg88tx
07-27-2010, 03:31 PM
call a locksmith

darkmoon87
07-27-2010, 03:37 PM
or call any tow truck company and most of them do lock-out service...

locksmith or this, one way the other, has to be cheaper than breaking the glass to open ur car

tomato
07-27-2010, 03:40 PM
Push your Yaris in a bad neighborhood and watch it being unlocked professionally and for free within minutes after you step away from it ;)

Seriously, call someone. Don't break a window to get in your own car.

yarrr
07-27-2010, 03:54 PM
On my corolla I broke the quarter glass and got a replacement for 27 dollars. Lock-out runs around 50 bucks. I doubt the hatch is the cheapest glass.. lol

Laraid
07-27-2010, 04:01 PM
A friend of mine managed to open it. The method he used was using several flat spade things in between the door and stacked them until there was enough space to use a long wire thing to unlock it from the inside. Anyway thanks for the help.

yarrr
07-27-2010, 04:05 PM
A friend of mine managed to open it. The method he used was using several flat spade things in between the door and stacked them until there was enough space to use a long wire thing to unlock it from the inside. Anyway thanks for the help.

Cool, but you can bend the door and the hinges that way.

firemachine69
07-27-2010, 04:06 PM
Either find a set of jimmy-rig tools, or if you have factory power-locks, get a coat hanger. :wink:

RedRide
07-27-2010, 04:49 PM
Push your Yaris in a bad neighborhood and watch it being unlocked professionally and for free within minutes after you step away from it ;)

Seriously, call someone. Don't break a window to get in your own car.

This reminds me of a story a freind told me years ago.

He was a cab driver that had a fare to NY city.
While in the city, he locked his keys in the cab in mid town Manhattan. (He liked to party:wink:)

So he called a lock smith whose number he got out of the phone book.

Long story short......
The locksmith wanted a ridiculous amount to unlock the door.
So, being the street wise guy he is, he simply got one of the locals hanging out and they unlocked it for $10 and a beer.:smile:

bobselectric
07-28-2010, 04:56 PM
just ask one of your family members that is inside the car to unlock it

YarisSedan
07-28-2010, 05:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNaSTipOYy8

Qmobile
07-28-2010, 06:02 PM
one word AAA

*MAD DOG*
07-28-2010, 07:10 PM
Can anyone show me how to open my Yaris without keys? I have tried inserting a thin metal bar between the windows but haven't been able to open it. Images would be welcomed. Thanks



Use one of these. The new apple iBrick.

bronsin
07-28-2010, 07:55 PM
I left my Yaris with the engine running to look at this car I saw on a trip throught Montana. When I got done gawking I found the driver and passanger doors locked! Lucky for the the hatch was open and there was my spare key in a cardboard box!

Qmobile
07-28-2010, 07:57 PM
those lil trucks are pretty awesome.......least round here they used as farm trucks or utility trucks I think they only go maybe 35......40 mph. But I'm sure with a lil "tweaking" they could go a heck of a lot fast

auxmike
07-28-2010, 08:14 PM
If you leave your keys in the ignition or car running you CAN'T lock yourself out of a Yaris people!
That's *IF* you were'nt cheap and bought the power package.:biggrin:
I've tried it and the power locks automaticly pop open, no matter what method you try to lock yourself out with....
BTW, in these parts of the woods, lockout can run ya $100.:cry:
They just come with this little airbag thing they stuff into the door seam and pump up like a blood pressure cuff to seperate the door from the frame.....

auxmike
07-28-2010, 08:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNaSTipOYy8

They tried this on Mythbusters, it does'nt work.....:frown:

Lucas13
07-28-2010, 08:39 PM
Can anyone show me how to open my Yaris without keys? I have tried inserting a thin metal bar between the windows but haven't been able to open it. Images would be welcomed. Thanks

I suggest keeping a hidden key in a magnetic box, putting it under the car where you feel no one will find it, itís the cheapest and quickest way to resolve this type of troubles.:thumbsup:

Revsson
07-28-2010, 09:18 PM
I know some people, not me, that keep a spare key in their wallet. Now this would be
a key that has no big plastic on the end. Not sure if it is the master spare or if they
had one cut specifically. I should ask them. They are the type that would
take it out of the ignition and set it on the passenger seat while they
rummaged through something or picked something off the back seat, then
get out and lock the door. Just as they closed it, they realized what they
did.

I personally carry both sets of keys with me. It does make for some discomfort at times,
depending on what you are wearing. :tongue:
So, I have considered the flat spare key idea.
This goes back to when I was doing field service work several years ago, and was using
my own car. I was 110 miles from home and locked myself out.
Not a good feeling. :frown:

*MAD DOG*
07-28-2010, 10:44 PM
I know some people, not me, that keep a spare key in their wallet. Now this would be
a key that has no big plastic on the end. Not sure if it is the master spare or if they
had one cut specifically. I should ask them. They are the type that would
take it out of the ignition and set it on the passenger seat while they
rummaged through something or picked something off the back seat, then
get out and lock the door. Just as they closed it, they realized what they
did.

I personally carry both sets of keys with me. It does make for some discomfort at times,
depending on what you are wearing. :tongue:
So, I have considered the flat spare key idea.
This goes back to when I was doing field service work several years ago, and was using
my own car. I was 110 miles from home and locked myself out.
Not a good feeling. :frown:

I keep a copy of my car key in my wallet. It wont start the car as it doesn't have the immobiliser chip, but it will let me open and lock the car. Comes in handy if your dumb enough to lock your keys in the car (I've never done it), but the main reason I have this key is I don't carry my personal keys when I'm at work and if I need to get something out the car in the car park I don't have to go to my locker to get my keys, I just use the key in my wallet.

Revsson
07-30-2010, 12:32 AM
I keep a copy of my car key in my wallet. It wont start the car as it doesn't have the immobiliser chip, but it will let me open and lock the car. Comes in handy if your dumb enough to lock your keys in the car (I've never done it), but the main reason I have this key is I don't carry my personal keys when I'm at work and if I need to get something out the car in the car park I don't have to go to my locker to get my keys, I just use the key in my wallet.

That's a good idea.

shinlee
07-30-2010, 08:26 AM
That's *IF* you were'nt cheap and bought the power package.:biggrin:

uh... not everyone is cheap, but rather economy minded...


but there is a reason the car comes with 3 keys, keep one for your key chain, one for your wallet, and a last resort one with a trusted family member to bail ya out in dire straights

bronsin
07-30-2010, 09:10 AM
My 2001 ECHO came with a special plastic flat key made to keep in a wallet for just such emergencies. Problem: I dont have a wallet.

Lorenzo1950
07-30-2010, 09:44 AM
I miss the olden days when all you needed to do was carry a spare coat hanger.
What has gone wrong with the world?

"Did you hear about the Polish guy who went looking for a coat hanger because his family was locked inside the car?"
--- Rodney Dangerfield

tomato
07-30-2010, 01:13 PM
I suggest keeping a hidden key in a magnetic box, putting it under the car where you feel no one will find it, itís the cheapest and quickest way to resolve this type of troubles.:thumbsup:

I suggest NOT doing that. That is the first place they're gonna look. The trick is so old, just about everybody knows about it.

I keep a copy of my car key in my wallet. It wont start the car as it doesn't have the immobiliser chip, but it will let me open and lock the car. Comes in handy if your dumb enough to lock your keys in the car (I've never done it), but the main reason I have this key is I don't carry my personal keys when I'm at work and if I need to get something out the car in the car park I don't have to go to my locker to get my keys, I just use the key in my wallet.

This ^ I think is a better idea. AAA used to make them and I carried one for the longest time in my wallet. I think I'll have one redone. Of course it won't help if you leave your wallet or your purse in the car, but now why would anyone want to do that nowadays.

swidd
07-30-2010, 05:51 PM
As recently as four months ago I saw a guy looking into the wheel wells of all the cars parked along a road behind a row of hangars. I told airport security and the guy bounced.

Gr8ful_Ken
07-30-2010, 09:55 PM
Insurance companies and cell phone companies often let you purchase roadside/lockout assistance for much less than AAA. I think mine through state farm is less than a dollar a month.

Lucas13
07-31-2010, 01:56 AM
Tomato,

There is a problem if you tell everybody... It’s supposed to be a secret!

Red Horse
07-31-2010, 02:35 AM
Swallow your spare key so if you lock your self out, go to the nearest bathroom or bushes then after you open it, swallow it again.

jetski99
11-30-2014, 11:00 AM
So I used these comments in this thread to guide me to get into my I.S.T. which had both sets of keys locked inside! I could not call AAA because I was in a small town in Mozambique. I got the local mechanics to come help and they came with a screw driver and heafty hangerlike thing. With the screw driver, they pried open the door at the very top above the window. They stuck the wire in and pressed the unlock button. I decided to get back on here and tell my story because I would have liked to have know this:

It is not that hard to pry the door open at the top.
It helps to use a wood wedge once you have pried it a bit open so you can move around your wire easily to get to the button.
If you use some thing metal, wrap something around it so it doesn't scratch your paint.

Luckily, I did not break the window. The guys from the shop just wanted "cold drink money" so I gave them $1.5 each. I guess there are some advantages to being off the beaten track.

bronsin
11-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Here is my personal solution to this problem. Which may not work for a lot of people but definitely WOULD work in a lot of areas.

I keep nothing in the car that could be stolen and NEVER lock the doors. This is going on the assumption that no one would want to steal a Yaris and that if the thieves don't see anything they want in the car they wont break in. And if they DO steal it Im insured.

Someone did enter the car and searched it for valuables last winter but, there being nothing to steal, got nothing. They could have found a credit card had they looked in the drivers side glove box as I inadvertently left one in there.

But apparently they didn't know the Yaris has a drivers side glove box because they didn't take the card!

YAY!

why?
12-02-2014, 12:28 PM
There is an even easier answer, carry a copy of your key taped in your wallet. That way you will always have it if you lock it. I've lost so many keys and locked myself a few times. No idea why, but this car hates me having the right keys.

Also I've found some locksmiths are horrific at getting into new cars, while others can do it in minutes flat. Had one that took 20 minutes because of the way our locks are shaped, had another do it in 2 because he knew what he was doing.

IllusionX
12-02-2014, 01:28 PM
My car key is never attached to my home keys. So I always carry the valet key with my home keys that are always in my pocket/jacket, so I know I still can get in with the valet key if I happen to lock myself out.

Jlively
12-05-2014, 11:51 PM
I keep to much stuff in my wallet to add a key to it lol, I have found that aluminum door kicker panels work pretty well since they are flat. Rather easy to bend it to the desired shape to reach the lock from the top of the door and keep it handy with a good sized flat head screwdriver. If your worried about the paint put a folded up rag under the screwdriver and use it to pry the door open just slighty. The kick panel is barely 1/4 inch thick so it doesnt need much room helping to eliminate any chances of bending the door or the hinges. I used to keep a pre bent one at work *which is where I locked my keys in the most* and one at home in case I did it there lol. Even used them to help out a couple other people at work from time to time.
You can pick up the kick panels from walmart rather cheap and most people have screwdrivers laying around all over. Saved me a ton of money each time vs calling a locksmith, if done right the kick panel wont bend more than you bent it to and you can just stash it back away and keep it for another rainy day.